Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children | Global health

[ad_1] A trial combining vaccinations and prevention drugs has substantially lowered the number of children dying of malaria in two African countries, according to researchers. The results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have been hailed as “very striking”, especially at a time when decades-long progress on combating malaria has … Read more

Are Covid booster shots necessary? – video explainer | World news

[ad_1] Many countries with already high vaccination rates are considering offering people an additional coronavirus vaccine dose. But are these booster shots necessary? And what about the issue of vaccine equity? The Guardian’s Natalie Grover examines the costs and benefits of possibly introducing a third jab [ad_2] Source link

NHS planning Covid vaccines for children from age 12, reports say | Health policy

[ad_1] NHS England has been told to prepare to administer Covid vaccinations to all children aged 12 and above, as vaccine advisers continue to consider whether to extend the programme, according to reports. The planned extension to the vaccination programme would coincide with the start of the new school year. Children aged 12-15 in the … Read more

More than 90% of female doctors have faced sexism at work, finds BMA | Doctors

[ad_1] Nine in 10 female doctors have experienced sexism at work in the UK, including unwanted physical contact, denial of opportunities and being asked to massage male colleagues in meetings. The findings have emerged from a survey of medics by the British Medical Association, which said the results were appalling and the incidents made for … Read more

The Mediterranean diet: why it could lead to a more satisfying sex life | Diets and dieting

[ad_1] Name: The Mediterranean diet. Age: Coming up for 60 years old. Effect: Positively tumescent. Oh no, am I going to need a sick bucket for this? Not at all. The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been well known for decades. The combination of olive oil, legumes, fruit and vegetables, and comparatively low … Read more

Does Covid immunity wane and will vaccine booster jabs be needed? | Coronavirus

[ad_1] With plans for the UK’s Covid vaccine booster programme this autumn soon to be revealed, we take a look at what we do – and don’t – know about waning immunity after vaccination. How is waning immunity against Covid investigated? There are several ways to do this: one is to look at whether people … Read more

Taiwan hits zero Covid cases for first time since outbreak in May | Taiwan

[ad_1] Taiwan has reported zero community cases of Covid-19 for the first time since its biggest outbreak began in May, killing more than 800 people. “The local confirmed case today is zero, it was not easy,” the head of the Central Epidemic Command Centre, Chen Shih-chung, said on Wednesday. “I believe everyone is happy about … Read more

How we met: ‘He saved my life – and he’s drop-dead gorgeous’ | Dating

[ad_1] In 1995, Patrick was a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching behavioural sciences. One night in March, he was invited to a friend’s house for a dinner party. “I didn’t realise it was a matchmaking thing. I was tired and nearly pulled out, but the host was very insistent,” he says. … Read more

Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks | Pinterest

[ad_1] Pinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says. The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight loss … Read more

‘Mixed advice’ driving Covid vaccine hesitancy in pregnant UK women | Coronavirus

[ad_1] Pregnant women are being given dangerously mixed messaging from health professionals, with figures suggesting a “very high” vaccine hesitancy among the vulnerable group, according to campaigners. Three-quarters of pregnant women in the UK feel anxious about the easing of coronavirus restrictions with many saying the move is like “another lockdown” for expectant mothers, according … Read more